Maersk to enter new ‘Gemini’ operational cooperation with Hapag-Lloyd after end of 2M

Maersk has advised customers that it has entered a long-term operational collaboration with Hapag-Lloyd. Called the ‘Gemini Cooperation’, it will be implemented from February 2025, immediately after the conclusion of the current 2M Alliance. Maersk says Hapag-Lloyd “is a like-minded partner that shares our ambition and commitment to improving service quality and enhancing the value […]

VIKAND partners with UK P&I Club to provide proactive medical care for seafarers

VIKAND, a global leader in maritime healthcare, has partnered with the UK P&I Club for a year-long trial of OneHealth by VIKAND. OneHealth is VIKAND’s comprehensive, proactive approach to maritime health, wellness and health risk mitigation. This unique platform is designed to maximise the physical and mental health of crew members by giving them anytime, […]

ONE signs up for inaugural fleet of 12 methanol dual-fuel containerships

Ocean Network Express (ONE) has signed firm contracts with Jiangnan Shipyard and Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for a total construction of twelve 13,000 TEU methanol dual-fuel container ships. Each shipyard will build six vessels and are all scheduled to be delivered from 2027. This significant milestone represents ONE’s inaugural fleet of methanol-dual fuel vessels and plays a […]

Product tanker recycling drops 82% year-on-year to lowest on record: BIMCO

“In 2023, only seven product tankers with combined deadweight tonnes (DWT) capacity of 265,000 were recycled. This was a year-on-year drop of 82% compared to 1.5 million DWT (27 product tankers) recycled in 2022. It was also the lowest level of recycling seen since records began in 1996,” says Niels Rasmussen, Chief Shipping Analyst at […]

West strengthens London Underwriting team

West P&I Club is pleased to advise that the London Underwriting Team has undergone a comprehensive restructuring initiative following a thorough review of resource in recent months. As part of this exercise, West is delighted to confirm that Gary Henderson has joined the department, in the role of Joint Head of the Middle East team […]

Trelleborg breaks ground on new manufacturing facility in Vietnam

Trelleborg Marine & Infrastructure, a global leader in highly developed polymer solutions for the marine, infrastructure and energy industries, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction at its new manufacturing facility in the Phu My 3 Specialized Industrial Park (SIP) within Vietnam’s Ba Ria Vung Tau province. The state-of-the-art facility, strategically […]

BMA Technology Power partners with A2B-online and Sedef Shipyard on sustainable feeder vessels

BMA Technology is proud to announce a groundbreaking partnership with A2B-online and Sedef Shipyard for the construction of two cutting-edge container vessels, each with a capacity of 650 TEU. The collaboration is described as representing a significant step forward in the companies’ collective commitment to sustainability and environmentally responsible maritime solutions. Underlining its commitment to […]

Refurbished seafarers centre set to open in Immingham, UK

QVSR Seafarers Centres, part of the Seamen’s Mission of the Methodist Church, is reopening its refurbished Immingham Seafarers Centre this week. A ceremony will take place on Friday at 11am to officially re-launch the centre. The refurbishment project has cost in the region of £200,000, funded mainly by the UK Department for Transport (DfT) working […]